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Hi guy's i would like to go for the Enermax Ostrog GT case and i would like to use water cooling for my CPU and GPU

My CPU would be Intel Core i5-4460 and my GPU would be MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr

So with the Enermax Ostrog GT i can't fit a dual radiator but i can fit a 120mm radiator and a 140mm radiator into the front so i would to ask if that would be enough to cool the CPU and GPU and if i could over clock them as well???? and also if i could run them off one pump and one reservoir with some loop??
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Depends. GPU's are fairly easy to cool with 1x 120mm radiator. CPU's can be a hit or miss depending on the radiator you choose. They SAY minimum 120mm of rad space for every core (cpu, gpu, etc), but there are others who totally disagree.

The pump is questionable. If its an "el cheapo" Phobya - forget it. If you have a nice D5 or DDC, I don't see iot being an issue. I am using the Swiftech MCP50X and it's amazing for an entry level pump, it has TONS of headroom for even the toughest restrictions. I am running it at 30% with a X-Flow radiator which are highly restrictive radiators.

On another note, my girlfriend has the pink Ostrog and we had no issues putting a 240mm radiator into the top. It has plenty of room. And then you can add a 120mm radiator in the front because you can remove the middle cage. 240mm + 120mm would probably be plenty. It is all about placement.
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Depends. GPU's are fairly easy to cool with 1x 120mm radiator. CPU's can be a hit or miss depending on the radiator you choose. They SAY minimum 120mm of rad space for every core (cpu, gpu, etc), but there are others who totally disagree.

The pump is questionable. If its an "el cheapo" Phobya - forget it. If you have a nice D5 or DDC, I don't see iot being an issue. I am using the Swiftech MCP50X and it's amazing for an entry level pump, it has TONS of headroom for even the toughest restrictions. I am running it at 30% with a X-Flow radiator which are highly restrictive radiators.

On another note, my girlfriend has the pink Ostrog and we had no issues putting a 240mm radiator into the top. It has plenty of room. And then you can add a 120mm radiator in the front because you can remove the middle cage. 240mm + 120mm would probably be plenty. It is all about placement.

I found another case the Define r5 and i like the idea of this cooling
and would like to do something along those lines but i would like to ask his using two dual radiators

but my question is if i only used one dual radiator would that be enough then for GPU and CPU and overclock or would i need to get two dual radiators as well??
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For an i5 and GTX 970 one dual rad is probably fine even though I'd go with two dual rads just for the "moar!" factor.
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The R5 is MUCH better, but I don't think you would get away with 1 240mm radiator for a GPU + CPU with an OC. I would just pick up a second 240mm if your budget can afford it. But, I do have a Corsair H80 AIO on a HD7870xt (which is hotter than the 970 by all means), and it keeps the core under 50C under full load. So a 120mm is sufficient even for an overclocked GPU. It is a big maybe, and I have seen it done with the proper setup. Remember that 45 and 90 degree angles add to your resistance. Take all this into account.

Be sure you get a "thicker" radiator with less FPI (fins per inch), and you may be able to pull it off.

But cooling a CPU isn't as efficient as cooling a GPU (it's technical). You get far more benefits from putting a GPU on water than you do a CPU. Always remember that.

Be sure to have around $450 budget for your loop. Barbs are fine, and I for one -prefer them- as they do not have the tendency to leak like Compression fittings. But remember that Compression Fittings can and will take a chunk out of your budget. You can pull off a nice loop with barbs, they make them in all different angles with rotary heads. It's all about finding the right Clamp. I have seen NICE loops with clean clamps that make the system look to have Compression fittings.
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first, that i5 isnt going to be overclocked and the 970 is a cool running card. a 2x 120 or 2x 140 radiator will be fine. whats your total budget? that means more than anything. it wont cost $450 for a simple loop either. if they have a block for your gpu, that will be the biggest cost. im assuming its the g1 and youre looking at $125 for that block alone unless you find used.


@jodybdesigns what do you mean 'el cheapo' phobya pump? phobya has 1 pump that i know of and its a jingway pump. barbs and compression fittings both can leak. neither is better than the other.
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A 240 or 280 rad will be fine for those components. Barbs are only cheaper and easier but compressions look so much sweeter. Jingway pumps are highly underrated, they are great pumps for cost conscience and simpler loops. I'm running a DCP2.2 in my sig rig with 4 components and many elbows with no problems.

OP should consider a kit and then add GPU block and extra fittings. I like EK and XSPC kits.
 
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@jodybdesigns what do you mean 'el cheapo' phobya pump? phobya has 1 pump that i know of and its a jingway pump. barbs and compression fittings both can leak. neither is better than the other.

This is true they can leak. And yeah...the Jingway pump...
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And yeah...the Jingway pump...

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Jingway pumps are highly underrated, they are great pumps for cost conscience and simpler loops. I'm running a DCP2.2 in my sig rig with 4 components and many elbows with no problems.
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yeah, my first pump was a dcp 4.0. i still have it. heavy as a brick and just as indestructible. if you can find 1 used, itll probably be cheap. i got mine from a member here. great guy and great pump.
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No doubt the Jingway pumps can push, but boy do they ever vibrate...I took a chance on the MCP50X when it was brand new, and sent back the Phobya. It's quiet, lots of push too. I am glad I got it. It hasn't stopped in almost 12 months 24/7 running...
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